The Shaft transformed a Philadelphia warehouse elevator into a pristine white cube gallery called The Shaft. This gallery opening as work of art functioned as a convivial act of subversion.
PRE-VAPORISM: MOVEMENT IN THE SHAFT:
Entertaining metaphors of movement, The Shaft introduced Pre-Vaporism, a manifesto calling for the end of art objects with a theoretical dance party.
LE SHAFT: NOW ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS:
The Shaft parodied itself as a secluded French bistro. Establishing rapport with the visitor, the curatorial menu offered food for thought, including the subtext that The Shaft was attempting to seduce the visitor.
THE SHAFT GIVETH: As an intimate, rent-free elevator gallery responding to compaints, The Shaft performed a temporary closure, disappearing before the opening date.
SUSTAINABLE SHAFT: Need a lift?
The Shaft endeavored to sustain itself as a green energy company. As curators talking out of both sides of our mouths, The Shaft posed as both CEOs and protestors of Sustainable Shaft, Inc.
ON PULSE SPECIAL REPORT: SHAFTED: ShaftVision reporter Katie Cooper goes deep into the heart of controversy surrounding the global green energy company Sustainable Shaft and its new energy drink, SPASM.
WHITE CUBE GETAWAY: The Shaft created a commercial inviting visitors to its new location on Philadelphia's main thoroughfare.
INTENSIVE SIX-WEEK CURATORIAL TRAINING SCHOOL FOR ARTISTS: The Shaft built a free, open-air curatorial school for artists whose supplies included a white cube gallery start up kit and curriculum.
A WEDDING PACKAGE: On June 22, 2013 The Shaft officiated over 19 public weddings at the Koban project space, located in a defunct police kiosk next to the Baltimore train station.
HIGHER LOVE: The Shaft officiated group weddings to elevated consciousness with the Institute for Psychogeographic Adventure at the Brooklyn Museum
ROMANTIC DINNER FOR THIRTY and TOTAL WEDDING PACKAGE: The Shaft hosted a romantic dinner for thirty at a private residence followed by free public weddings during its residency at Cannonball in Miami.